West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

174 West Cliff Drive , Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA (Show map)
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Situated on a bluff across from the beach, West Cliff Inn is a Four Sisters Inn and was built as a private home in 1877. Fully remodeled two years ago, the stately, three-story Italianate Victorian with its spacious, wraparound porch features a breezy, coastal décor with fabrics in crisp blues and whites. All but one of the ten well-appointed guest rooms feature a fireplace, marble tile bathrooms, and most with jetted spa tubs and king beds featuring plush pillow-top mattresses. One second-floor room has a private, outdoor jetted hot tub; two spacious top-floor suites have separate sitting areas and oversized bathrooms. Each room has high-speed Internet access, an iPod™ player, and a television with a DVD player.

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

After many visits, the excellence remains

5 on February 22, 2018

We live in Santa Cruz, and since we love this area, we stay in the best inn available. West Cliff Inn has it all: cozy and elegant accommodations; world-class breakfast, thanks to Mark in the kitchen; a profound customer-service orientation, thanks to Faith and Sandra; and an unbeatable location. We are grateful for this special place. The Four Sisters know whom to hire and how to keep them.


Perfect Location

5 on February 14, 2018

We stayed here for an early Valentine's weekend and chose this place for it's location. Excellent service all around, the rooms were clean and very nice. Breakfast had good options and the free wine was a nice perk in the evening. We also got a room a upgrade upon arrival which was awesome. We couldn't have asked for a better B&B.


This place is a gem!!

5 on February 08, 2018

First and foremost, the innkeeper, Faith, was totally amazing. She made us feel welcome and at home from the moment we walked through the doors! From storing our bikes, to the tour of the property and every little need in between, she was fantastic. The wine hour and breakfast are beautifully presented. So many breakfast options. We took advantage of the onsite beach cruisers and wheeled all over town. We stayed in the beach bungalow behind the main house. The description says it is small but it has everything you need for a great beach getaway and no attached walls to other rooms. Highly recommend if you plan to be out of the rom most of the time anyway! No bathtub but a nice size shower and roomy bathroom. I can't say enough good things about the West Cliff Inn.


Great location, nice room

4.4 on January 07, 2018

We got an excellent 2 nights for the price of one midweek deal and had a nice time. We would go back for that price, but not full price. Two problems with the room were the shower, which was extremely difficult to adjust to a comfortable temperature, and the thermostat, which did properly control the fireplace. Breakfast was very good but not outstanding and cookies were plentiful but pedestrian.


Cliff dwellers

4.8 on December 26, 2017

Very comfortable and convenient to the shore and Boardwalk. Food was excellent. The only suggestion I might have is for Coffee service to be available earlier. The evening wine and appetizers were delightful. Would definitely stay there again.


Great place for a weekend getaway

3.6 on December 25, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a couple of days away from home. This was the perfect place. It was a short drive from home. Great food and company. And close to wonderful restaurants.


Great Service

5 on December 08, 2017

Faith made a delicious breakfast. We were very happy to have our late arrival accommodated as well as upgraded to a tub room. Returning here and recommending even though I am local.


Wonderful stay!

3.8 on December 07, 2017

Every element of this stay was relaxing and enjoyable. The bed an breakfast is close to the pier. The wine and cheese hour was relaxing. Breakfast was extraordinary! This place felt like a vacation on its own.


Beyond our expectations!

5 on November 24, 2017

We arrived to warm welcome with wine and chocolate! Already points in the win column. We just got engaged and our host was so kind and upgraded us to an amazing room. It made our night!


Above and beyond

5 on November 12, 2017

My husband and I stayed here for a few days last week and can not say enough good things. The place was beautiful, the service was amazing and the food was delicious. Also, the location can't be beat. Definitely stay here!!!


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Rooms & Rates

The Little Beach Bungalow

Please know The Little Beach Bungalow is very small at only 10' by 12' and it located behind the main hotel in a separate building. Because of its coziness, it has a maximum occupancy of two adults and cannot accommodate children. There is a separate entrance for this room and it includes a queen bed, flat panel television and a bathroom with shower only. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, and freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Deluxe King (ADA)

Our Deluxe King Guestroom boasts a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and a private bathroom with a shower only. Also includes a full breakfast buffet and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres. This room also complies with the 1991 ADA accessibility standards and is accessible for mobility impairments. Please know that it does have a roll-in shower. Please call the hotel for detailed list of accessibility features of this guestroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

King

Includes a king bed, fireplace and a flat panel television and a private marble tiled bathroom. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe King

Includes a king bed, fireplace and a flat panel television and most rooms in this category feature a shower-only in the private marble tiled bathroom. If you would like a bathtub, please call the hotel directly though we cannot guarantee special requests. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Superior King Spa

Includes a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and private marble tiled bathroom. Guestrooms in this category include EITHER an indoor OR an outdoor jetted tub. If you have a preference, please call the hotel directly although we cannot guarantee special request as we only have one guestroom with an outdoor jetted spa tub. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe King Spa

Includes a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and a private marble tiled bathroom with a jetted spa tub. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies. Deluxe King Spa guestrooms feature a neighborhood view. Ocean views can be enjoyed from the communal first floor porch or second floor balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Oceanview, Small town, Urban, Waterview

Airport

San Jose, CA (SJC)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Beach Boardwalk, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Kids 5 and under are free; Certain rooms are better suited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $40: Pets must have a reservation and in a specific room
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: none
  • Cancellations: Guests must cancel 7 days prior to reservation. If cancelled within 7 days, there is a one night charge to the credit card.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

West Cliff Inn

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

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